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minelab equinox testers?
Posted by: calabash digger
Date: December 15, 2017 11:14AM
Does anybody on this forum KNOW anyone who is testing the equinox. I know some who test for first texas,garrett and nokta but no minelab testers? Seems like they are very tight lipped...

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Re: minelab equinox testers?
Posted by: dewcon4414
Date: December 15, 2017 11:45AM
Several names have been mentioned on here..... Branden Niece, Steve Herschbach, Neil Jones. I was told there were 5 machines here in the U.S. being used. some lucky people have gotten to try one. Ive not been that lucky lol. Overseas we've seen videos from Russia and the UK testing them. Id expect them to be tight lipped since what they may be using may not be the final product anyway. I believe they have already made at least one software update. Information is what it is right now...... I prefer good reliable information a bit at a time as misinformation based on assumptions that may change in the final product.



MDT 8000, EQ 800, CTX, Blue Xcals
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Re: minelab equinox testers?
Posted by: GKMan
Date: December 15, 2017 11:57AM
And if I do?



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Re: minelab equinox testers?
Posted by: Jackpine Savage
Date: December 15, 2017 12:13PM
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calabash digger
Does anybody on this forum KNOW anyone who is testing the equinox. I know some who test for first texas,garrett and nokta but no minelab testers? Seems like they are very tight lipped...

Most are tight lipped and rightly so. From what I can infer the 800 is pretty much done except for some final tweaking of the 40 kHz gold prospecting mode.

I will say I'm REALLY liking what I see and hear so far.

Tom



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Minelab Advantage, G2, Omega 8500, X-Terra 705 and a Fisher ID Edge

Re: minelab equinox testers?
Posted by: bugg
Date: December 15, 2017 01:12PM
Lots of good equinox info on steve herschbachs forum

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Re: minelab equinox testers?
Posted by: Southwind
Date: December 15, 2017 01:40PM
Being a foreign made detector I'm not surprised with the testers reviews we're seeing. I have yet to see much, review wise, that says the Equinox will be worth a toot on American soil. Here in America we deal with much different soil conditions than across the pond. I've been disappointed in the lack of gold reviews, and I'm not talking prospecting, but hey, hunting tot lots and schools/parks doesn't seem to be a big thing over there.

I'll try the Equinox at some point, but I'm pretty happy with the Deus's 80 kHz for tot lots and the CTX for the rest.



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Re: minelab equinox testers?
Posted by: Jason in Enid
Date: December 15, 2017 01:55PM
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Southwind
Being a foreign made detector I'm not surprised with the testers reviews we're seeing. I have yet to see much, review wise, that says the Equinox will be worth a toot on American soil. Here in America we deal with much different soil conditions than across the pond. I've been disappointed in the lack of gold reviews, and I'm not talking prospecting, but hey, hunting tot lots and schools/parks doesn't seem to be a big thing over there.

I'll try the Equinox at some point, but I'm pretty happy with the Deus's 80 kHz for tot lots and the CTX for the rest.

I would expect them to perform similarly. Most people feel the EQ is a direct competitor to the DEUS, so if you have one, you probably wont gain much (if any) by switching the deus to a eq)

Re: minelab equinox testers?
Posted by: calabash digger
Date: December 15, 2017 03:20PM
well if you do I was wondering if you had seen it in action or got any tidbits of info.. 5 machines being tested doesn't seem like a whole lot for America... Sometimes if you know testers you can get a little info but don't see any of that with the equinox....

Re: minelab equinox testers?
Posted by: TomNH
Date: December 15, 2017 04:54PM
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Jason in Enid
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Southwind
Being a foreign made detector I'm not surprised with the testers reviews we're seeing. I have yet to see much, review wise, that says the Equinox will be worth a toot on American soil. Here in America we deal with much different soil conditions than across the pond. I've been disappointed in the lack of gold reviews, and I'm not talking prospecting, but hey, hunting tot lots and schools/parks doesn't seem to be a big thing over there.

I'll try the Equinox at some point, but I'm pretty happy with the Deus's 80 kHz for tot lots and the CTX for the rest.

I would expect them to perform similarly. Most people feel the EQ is a direct competitor to the DEUS, so if you have one, you probably wont gain much (if any) by switching the deus to a eq)

Competitor except on price& some features. . Even if its almost as good the EQ saves you hundreds. Thats a lot of beer & cigars.

73
Tom
LFOD !

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Re: minelab equinox testers?
Posted by: Jason in Enid
Date: December 15, 2017 05:00PM
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TomNH
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Jason in Enid
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Southwind
Being a foreign made detector I'm not surprised with the testers reviews we're seeing. I have yet to see much, review wise, that says the Equinox will be worth a toot on American soil. Here in America we deal with much different soil conditions than across the pond. I've been disappointed in the lack of gold reviews, and I'm not talking prospecting, but hey, hunting tot lots and schools/parks doesn't seem to be a big thing over there.

I'll try the Equinox at some point, but I'm pretty happy with the Deus's 80 kHz for tot lots and the CTX for the rest.

I would expect them to perform similarly. Most people feel the EQ is a direct competitor to the DEUS, so if you have one, you probably wont gain much (if any) by switching the deus to a eq)

Competitor except on price& some features. . Even if its almost as good the EQ saves you hundreds. Thats a lot of beer & cigars.

73
Tom
LFOD !

yes, very good point. I tend to think in terms of just performance and abilities when talking about this. 90% of the ability of the CTX for 36% of the price is an automatic buy in my book! The weight wavings alone are worth it! (personal opinion, LOL)

Re: minelab equinox testers?
Posted by: TomNH
Date: December 15, 2017 05:13PM
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calabash digger
well if you do I was wondering if you had seen it in action or got any tidbits of info.. 5 machines being tested doesn't seem like a whole lot for America... Sometimes if you know testers you can get a little info but don't see any of that with the equinox....
Five seems good to me in the right hands. The US seems to be the major buyer. Also hot in GB, Russia & E. Europe, and of course Australia.
Testers have to be respected hunters that have to be good MD's & can keep there mouth shut ! I would not be a good tester. I can
keep my pie-hole closed but I am no expert. Just wondering if any are in NE. Been watching the U tubes but havent seen anything unusual.
Most are already in cahoots with other MD makers so may not be any.....

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Tom
LFOD!

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Re: minelab equinox testers?
Posted by: dewcon4414
Date: December 17, 2017 04:32AM
Im seeing the same thing Jason as a salt water machine with potential in the dry sand we currently dont have in one machine. All things being about equal in the salt water...... at a HUGE savings. There is a video out showing 5 gold rings found water hunting ...... if true, id say it picks up gold pretty well or he found one heck of a spot. Id say many of us know some of the testers or those who have gotten to use the machine...... we dont get much, except that its very much worth the money they are asking no matter where you hunt. You have to compare this machine to the CTX..... i dont think there is any other machine you can compare it to..... now look at the price difference.



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